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CONFERENCE: Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present (MPI for Human Development, Berlin, 21-22 May 2014)

HSozuKult signals the call for papers of a conference to be held next year in May at the Berlin-based MPI for Human Development, focusing on "Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present". Deadline: 1 October 2014.

Mission statement:
Elizabeth Lunbeck (Vanderbilt University)
David Sabean (UCLA)
Dagmar Ellerbrock (MPIB/TU Dresden)
Terry Maroney (Vanderbilt University)
Legal institutions and jurists have often perceived themselves and promoted an image of their role and activity as essentially ‘rational’. Yet, emotions have always been integral to the law, particularly in the case of criminal law. Emotions were and are taken explicitly or implicitly into consideration in legal debates, in law-making, in the codified norms and in their application, especially in relation to paramount categories such as free will, individual responsibility and culpability, or the aggravating and mitigating circumstances of a crime. Emotions could directly or indirectly play a role in defining what conduct was legally relevant, worthy of legal protection or in need of legal proscription; in why and how it was necessary to punish, and what feelings punishment was meant to evoke.
Legal scholars in the past did not shun the complex relationship between law and emotions. Yet it is in the last two decades that specialists from different disciplines, from law theory to psychology, from philosophy to history, have shown an increasing and lively interest in unravelling the role played by passions, feelings and sentiments in criminal law. Special attention has been focused on three key areas: norms, practices and people.
This two-day conference seeks to historicize the relationship between law and emotions, focusing on the period from the sixteenth century to the present. It aims to ask how legal definitions, categorizations and judgments were influenced by, and themselves influenced, moral and social codes; religious and ideological norms; scientific and medical expertise; and perceptions of the body, gender, age, social status. By examining the period between the sixteenth century and the present day, this conference also seeks to challenge and problematize the demarcation between the early modern and the modern period, looking at patterns and continuities, as well as points of fissure and change, in the relationship between law and emotions. In particular, it seeks to question the extent to which ideas about law and emotions fundamentally shifted around the eighteenth century—the traditional marker of the ‘modern’ period.
This conference will explore how legal professionals, as judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and other legal officials, handled different forms of knowledge about emotions in the practice of law, in accordance with, or in opposition to, general social and cultural attitudes and public opinion. It will further investigate the presence and absence—and their meanings—of emotions in the courtroom, as a fundamental aspect of criminal law practices. It will take into consideration not only the emotions which were shown, expected and provoked but also the ones which were repressed, controlled or proscribed by different legal actors and the public. Finally it will also include analysis of how legal understandings of emotions were portrayed in the media and in the wider society.
We invite submissions from scholars of different historical disciplines, working on early modern and modern periods and particularly encourage proposals from scholars working on Northern, Central and Eastern European countries, and the non-Western world.
The conference will be held in English.
Accommodation and travel expenses for those presenting will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. If you are interested in participating in this conference, please send us a proposal of no more than 300 words and a short CV by 1 October 2014 to cfp-emotions@mpib-berlin.mpg.de. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes, in order to allow time for questions and discussion.
Dr. Laura Kounine, Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin
Dr. Gian Marco Vidor, Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin
Catégories: Comparative Law News

COURSE: "Spanish and italian jurists and their work in the new world" (Erice, 30 September - 4 October 2014)

WHAT: 34th Course of the International School of Ius Commune on the theme "Spanish and italian jurists and their work in the new world"
WHERE: Erice, Sicily, Italy
WHEN: 30 September - 4 October 2014

Catégories: Comparative Law News

JURIS DIVERSITAS: Programme - Annual Conference (17-19 July 2014)

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-07-05 05:51
We're pleased to note that the Draft Programme (and additional information) for the JURIS DIVERSITAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE is available here.

The conference takes place from 17 July (evening) to 19 July 2014; its theme is ‘Comparative Law and …/Le droit comparé et …’
We hope to see you there …
Catégories: Comparative Law News

LECTURE: Nassare-Aznar on The 2007 Credit Crunch and its impact on Housing

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-07-04 16:14
''The 2007 Credit Crunch and its impact on Housing:
A Civilian Perspective''
Prof. Sergio Nassare-Aznar (University of Tarragona)
Date: Friday 11th July, 10:30am-12:00pm
Venue: University of Malta Valletta Campus

The public seminar on Tenancy and Mortgages being held on the 11th July by the Maltese Society For Comparative Law in collaboration with the Civil Law Department will be dealing with the legal aspects surrounding the origination of the 2007 international crisis in the United States, the international credit crunch and subsequent global economic and legal developments. Its negative impact in Europe in relation to access to housing will be considered, including the evolution of European mortgage and lease markets. Although the catalyst of the global crisis was the deficient legal framework of the US mortgage securitization process, the consequences have gone beyond, causing massive repossessions and evictions in many countries. Some innovative developments are examined, such as increased protection for mortgage consumers, the new Directive 17/2014/EU, an increased role of the "right to housing" and new types of housing tenures.

Prof. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Ph.D, M.Phil. (Cantab.) (Tarragona, Spain, 1974) , the guest speaker for this seminar, is full professor of Civil Law at the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona) and has also acted as Substitute Court of Appeal Judge since 2004. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. He is the author of three books (La garantía de los valores hipotecarios, Madrid, 2003, Marcial Pons; Securitisation & mortgage bonds: legal aspects and harmonisation in Europe, Saffron Walden, 2004, Gostick Hall Publications and Tort law-Spain, Kluwer Law International, 2008) and has coordinated four on a variety of themes: trusts (2006), new legislative trends in mortgage law (2009), family law (2011) and housing law (2011). Since 2009, he has been leading three housing research projects and is also the Spanish partner for the TenLaw project of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU Commission on leases. Prof Sergio Nassare-Aznar is also engaged in several research projects on the Eurohypothec (www.eurohypothec.com), the reform of European mortgage market legislation and the Runder Tisch (Berlin, since 2006).

This seminar will be followed by a reception. Admission to this seminar is free and open to the public, however a donation will be appreciated. Lawyers and law students are encouraged to attend. Should you be interested in attending this seminar, you are required to register by sending a confirmation email to msclawforum@gmail.com by not later than Wednesday the 9th July 2014.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: "Traditions and changes", Third biennal ESCLH 2014 CONFERENCE (Macerata, 8-9 July 2014)

WHAT: Traditions and Changes, Third Biennial ESCLH ConferenceWHERE: University of Macerata, Law Department, Macerata, ItalyWHEN: 8-9 July 2014We are glad to announce that the Third Biennial ESCLH ConferenceTraditions and Changes, will be held on July 8-9, 2014 at the University of Macerata (Italy).In the fantastic Italian environment of Le Marche region, participants will share new perspectives in the field of Comparative Legal History.All information hereFacebook page here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

NOTICE: British Crime Historians Symposium 4, registration NOW OPEN (26-27 September 2014)

  What: British Crime Historians Symposium 2014 -Registration open
Where: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
When: 26/27 September 2014
 Registration here
The bi-annual British Crime Historians Symposium highlights leading research in the history of law, crime and criminal justice.This year’s conference welcomes scholars to submit panels or proposals related to any aspect of the criminal justice system in the British Isles and former colonies.In particular, they are interested in the following areas:
  • New directions in the study of criminal justice history
  • Innovations in methods and dissemination
  • Public histories of crime and their impact
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Crime and policing across the British Empire
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: J.O. Sunde (ed.), Constitutionalism before 1789

Pax Forlag (Oslo) published a collective work under the direction of Prof. J. O. Sunde (Bergen), assembling contributions on constitutionalism in Pre-Revolutionary Europe (link).

  • "The Constitution of Peace and Liberty in the Catalan Medieval Legal Tradition. An Example of the Interaction between Religious Law and Secular Law in the European Middle Ages" (Prof. Aniceto Masferrer, Valencia)
  • "Galbert of Bruges on the Flemish 1127-1128 Crisis - An Early Experiment in Constitutionalism, Parliamentarism and Popular Sovereignty Inspired by Feudal Law" (Prof. Dirk Heirbaut, Gent)
  • "Quod Omnes Tangit, Debet Ab Omnibus Approbari" (Prof. Orazio Condorelli, Catania)
  • "Propagating Constitutional Reform in the Middle Ages: the Baronial Rebellion" (Prof. Leidulf Melve, Bergen)
  • "Whose Constitution? Grass-Roots and Hierarchial Visions of the Late Medieval Church" (Prof. Wolfgang Müller, Fordham)
  • "Mixed Constitution in the Scandinavian Realms in the Middle Ages" (Dr. Frode Hervik, Bergen)
  • "Induced by the Devil ? Christian I and the Privilegium" (Dr. Biörn Tjällén, Stockholm)
  • "Power, Reason and Equity. Two Juristic Accounts of Royal Authority in Sixteenth-Century Scotland" (Dr. Andrew R C Simpson, Aberdeen)
  • "On the Development of the Term "Verfassung" from the Plurality of the Ancien Régime's "Leges Fundamentales"" (dr. Heinz Mohnhaupt, emeritus, MPI Frankfurt)
  • "Above the Law - Norwegian Constitutionalism and the Code of 1274" (Jorn Oyrehagen Sunde)
The great era of constitutionalism spans from the French revolution of July 1789 to the octroyed French constitution of June 1814. Yet, the European constitutional mechanisms and way of reasoning can be traced much further back. This project displays the need to expand, restrain and at the same time legitimise state power from the 12th century and beyond the great era of constitutionalism in order to demonstrate its historical reach.
The Church was an early example of a state-like and centralised power, and thus contributed greatly to the development of a state organised Europe. This project examines the Church as a driving force behind constitutional reasoning and as a developer of constitutional practice throughout the Middle Ages. Feudal law, with its contractual based system of rights and duties, could regulate society on several levels and thus was another source for constitutional reasoning and practices.
Constitutional reasoning and practices developed in varied places such as the city-states of Flanders, the kingdoms of Norway and England, and the Iberian Peninsula. They continuously influenced state formation and politics in countries such as the Scandinavian kingdoms, as well as being the object of scholarly studies in Scotland, Germany and France. As a result, philosophers of the Enlightenment and the revolutionary movements could draw on a multitude of practices and theories during the 18th century.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: "The Nomos of Images - Law & The Humanities: Reframing the Visual Dynamics of Law " (Florence, 2 July 2014)

WHAT: The Nomos of Images - Law & The Humanities: Reframing the Visual Dynamics of Law , Workshop
WHERE: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut, Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai
Via dei Servi 51, 50122 Firenze

WHEN: 2 July 2014
All information here
The workshop is going to explore the visual dynamics of law and its methodological consequences for both the disciplines of art history and legal studies. The aesthetic dimensions of the law and reflections about different ways of producing truth have been emphasized in the last years through different studies that were based for instance on Charles S. Peirce's semiotics and the sign-related dimensions of legal practices, Ernst Cassirer's theory of symbolic forms and its relevance for the notion of law, or Bruno Latour's ethnographical approach to institutional laboratories of the Conseil d'État, their ways of producing facticity and the idea of agency in general. The workshop seeks to critically interrogate the field of legal action manifested in juridical culture, artefacts and aesthetic practices and will discuss in how far they actively shape the juridical as part of a larger network of human actions and operations within the field of law.
I. Welcome & Introduction
II. Law and the humanities "in action":
The visual normativity of the Italian Supreme Court.
Angela Condello, Stefania Gialdroni, Law and the Humanities,
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
III. The Nomos of Images?
Towards a critical Iconology of Law. 
Carolin Behrmann, Minerva Research Group,
The Nomos of Images. Manifestation and Iconology of Law
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut
IV. Plenary Discussion
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: M. Engamme, A. Vanautgaerden & F. Bierlaire (eds.), The Intimacy of Renaissance Law (Droz, 2014)

Nomodos signals the publication of act of a colloquium on the intimacy of law in Renaissance Europe, blending cultural and legal history:
Abstract and table of contents:Une fédération a pour vocation de fédérer des individus et des institutions, de fouler des champs non encore labourés, d’inspirer de nouvelles recherches. Pour fêter son cinquantenaire, la Fédération internationale des Sociétés et Instituts d’Etude de la Renaissance (FISIER) a organisé à Bruxelles un colloque international sur la présence obsédante du droit dans la vie quotidienne des hommes et des femmes de la Renaissance, éclatants ou obscurs, célèbres et sans grade. La réflexion s’est focalisée sur cinq figures qui apparaissent comme essentielles: le diplomate, le père, le maître, le pasteur et le juge. Ce faisant, cinq grands domaines ont été abordés: la politique internationale, la famille, l’enseignement, la religion et les questions juridiques proprement dites. Avec chacune de ces figures, réapparaissent Erasme et son oeuvre, cherchant à rendre justice à l’Humaniste par excellence dans les cinq domaines abordés. Du particulier au général, d’une famille de notaires aixois à des traités de diplomates européens, la réflexion se nourrit de détails qui ramènent à l’essentiel, des principes qui interrogent des usages régionaux, la réflexion juridique faisant de plus en plus référence au droit romain qui empiétait, en particulier à Genève, sur les prérogatives du droit coutumier. Cette réflexion offre surtout un panorama étendu qui donne à penser et ouvre des perspectives nouvelles jusque dans notre quotidien le plus contemporain.Pour aborder la question différemment, Valérie Hayaert a commenté, au début de chaque partie, le Pegma de Pierre Cousteau (1555), ces emblèmes juridiques trop longtemps laissés dans l’ombre de ceux d’André Alciat.Sommaire
  • Max ENGAMMARE, Historique de la FISIER.
  • Max ENGAMMARE, Introduction.
  • Valérie HAYAERT, De l’art de la jurisprudence à celui de l’emblème chez André Alciat et Pierre Coustau: æquiparatio, acumenet satire.
  • Jean-Louis FOURNEL, La question du prince chez Machiavel et Guicciardini: Ecriture(s) diplomatique(s) et écriture(s) de l’Histoire.
  • Monique WEIS, Fondements juridiques et pratiques diplomatiques aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles: l’exemple des relations entre les Pays-Bas espagnols et le Saint Empire.
  • Alexandre VANAUTGAERDEN, Censure et autocensure de l’Education du prince chrétien d’Erasme.
  • Claire DOLAN, Mythes et réalités du père chez les notaires d’Aix-en-Provence dans la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle.
  • Monica FERRARI, Le rôle du père dans la familia des princes en Italie au XVe siècle.
  • Franz BIERLAIRE, Les droits et les devoirs du père de famille selon Erasme.
  • Jean-Paul PITTION, Surveiller, édifier, punir : le recteur et la discipline au collège et à l’académie de Saumur (1613-1685).
  • Géraldine CAZALS, Le maître dans les statuts des corps de métier toulousains de la Renaissance. René HOVEN, L’image du maître d’école chez Erasme et Thomas More.
  • Matthias SCHMOECKEL Der Pastor als Richter? Der Einfluss der lutherischen Reformation auf die untere kirchliche Gerichtsbarkeit
  • Vincenzo LAVENIA, Donner à César ce qui est à César? - Fiscalité et Eglise catholique après l’époque médiévale
  • Jean-Pierre BORDIER, Le procès de Paradis dans la littérature dramatique et didactique de la fin du Moyen Age (XIVe-XVe siècles)
  • William G. NAPHY, Calvin’s Consistory: A Secular Court?
  • Guy BEDOUELLE, Erasme et l’idéal évangélique du pasteur.
  • Ian MACLEAN, Juge et partie: ou la doctrine de la preuve dans les procès intentés contre les sorciers en Lorraine et en Franche-Comté autour de 1600.
  • Richard COOPER, Le juge comme personnage littéraire à la Renaissance
  • Alessandro PASTORE, Le juge, le juriste et le médecin (Italie, XVIe-XVIIe siècles)
  • Silvana SEIDEL MENCHI, Le juge comme confesseur (Venise, 1514-1526).
Catégories: Comparative Law News

THESIS ABSTRACT: G. Richard, "Teaching Public Law in Paris during the Third Republic" (Paris Ouest/Sciences Po)

Nomodos signals the recent thesis defense by Guillaume Richard (Paris Ouest/Sciences Po), in December 2013. An English abstract is available:

Public law has been instrumental in organizing Law Schools in France since the late 19th century. However, the notion remains problematic: based on the example of the Law School of Paris, the purpose of this study is thus to examine its specific impact on legal teaching. The Parisian School of Law, by far the biggest and closest to political institutions, played a leading role in the reforms which led to a generalization of public law in Law Schools during the Third Republic. Its framework provides a good example of how legal scholars have specialized after the separation, in 1896, of the agrégation recruitment competition into different sections, one of them being for public law and one for private law. Far from being simple, these evolutions remain unstable. Public law scholars both wish to distinguish themselves from the dominating civilists, and to maintain the unity of legal science. Public law itself is not a homogeneous field of knowledge. A collection of disciplines (administrative law, international public law, constitutional law, financial legislation) rather than a coherent science, it is characterized by two trends: the first sees public law as a formalized and autonomous body of knowledge, able to comprehend facts through its distinctive logic; on the contrary, the second trend sees it simply as a part of political and economic sciences. Before the supremacy of the first trend imposed itself – rather late – in the first half of the 20th century, public law was considered a social knowledge, used to explain contemporary political events. Key-Words Public law ; Legal history ; Legal education ;Law Faculties ; Third Republic (France) ; Legal diploma.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

NOTICE: "Traditions and changes", Third biennal ESCLH 2014 CONFERENCE (Macerata, 8-9 July 2014)

WHAT: Traditions and Changes, Third Biennial ESCLH Conference
WHERE: University of Macerata, Law Department, Macerata, Italy
WHEN: 8-9 July 2014
We are glad to announce that the Third Biennial ESCLH ConferenceTraditions and Changes, will be held on July 8-9, 2014 at the University of Macerata (Italy).In the fantastic Italian environment of Le Marche region, participants will share new perspectives in the field of Comparative Legal History.All information hereFacebook page here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK REVIEW: Kimberly Rivers reviewed M. Duynstee's "The teaching of Civil Law at the University of Orléans" (Sehepunkte)

The full text of a review by Kimberly Rivers (University of Wisconsin) of dr. Marguerite Duynstee (Leiden)'s Dissertation L'enseignement du droit civil à l'Université d'Orléans, du début de la guerre de Cent Ans (1338) au siège de la ville (1428) in the on line review journal Sehepunkte is available on the recensio.net-website.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: M. Mirow on "Teaching Latin American Legal History"

Teaching Latin American Legal History, by Matthew C. Mirow, Florida International University (FIU) - College of Lawin Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives 235-238 (Robert M. Jarvis, ed., London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2014)

Paper available here

Catégories: Comparative Law News

NOTICE: Law & History Collaborative Research Network (Seattle, 28-31 May 2015)

Greetings from the Law & History Collaborative Research Network, part of the Law & Society Association (www.lawandsociety.org/crn.html).
We have just come from the Law and Society Association annual meeting in Minneapolis, where we were thrilled with the success of our first year as a Collaborative Research Network.  Creating a CRN, we think, significantly improved the discussion of legal history at LSA.  We were able to better coordinate and publicize legal history panels and create new opportunities to interact scholars from other fields.  But we hope that this is just the beginning.  With more participation, we believe next year will be even better, and we invite you to join us.

What is the Law & History CRN?
The Law & History CRN brings together scholars interested in legal history, both American and non-American, of any time period from contemporary to ancient.  We welcome a broad array of scholarly interests and methodological approaches. The Law and Society Movement has long welcomed legal historians and encouraged legal history, and our CRN intends to further foster this relationship. We seek to encourage presentation of historical legal work at the Law and Society’s Association’s annual meeting, and to create opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-generational conversations.

What does it mean to join the Law & History CRN?
It means you will be welcomed into a network of scholars interested in participating in the historical examination of the law at the Law and Society Association annual meeting and beyond.  In practical terms, joining the CRN means joining a listserv (administered via Google Groups) that we use to alert members of the LSA’s call for papers, organize panels, and communicate about panels of interest for scholars interested in law and history at LSA.  We will also on rare occasions send out other announcements relevant to legal history.

The next Law & Society Association meeting will be held May 28-31 in Seattle, Washington. The call for papers should be out soon, and the deadline for submitting papers and panels will be in the fall of 2014, so it's not to early to start thinking about proposals.

What are the advantages of joining the Law & History CRN?
We see our main contribution as encouraging connections among a broad range of scholars and drawing attention to the historical legal research presented at the annual conference. More specifically, we’re interested in putting together and publicizing legal history panels at the LSA annual meeting. If you have a paper you’d like to present, you can use the listserv to find other potential panelists; we can also use our access to the LSA website to help connect you with other relevant paper submissions. And if you’re planning a panel that seems relevant to legal historians, please let us know so that we can list it as a CRN panel (if you’re interested) and publicize it among our members.  Further, we can make connections with other CRNs, further increasing the potential audience for each panel. This year (our first year as a CRN) we had five panels designated as CRN panels, two of which were co-listed with other CRNs. Finally, the administrative advantage of affiliating your paper/panel with a CRN is that the CRN can request that up to four of CRN-affiliated panels be scheduled at different times to avoid conflicts.

Do I need to be a member of LSA to join the Law & History CRN?
No. We strongly encourage everyone who is presenting at LSA to also become a member, but all we’re asking you to do right now is sign up for the email announcements.

I’m not a legal historian/I’m not a historian – can I join?
Absolutely. LSA is about drawing connections across fields and methods. If you’re interested in legal history, or you’re using historical materials, or you’re looking to the past, and you’d like to present on a panel with other people interested in historical sources/methods/questions, we’d love to have you.

I’m already a member of the American Society for Legal History – why should I also attend LSA?
We are all enthusiastic ASLH participants, but the LSA annual meeting differs in a few important ways. First, it’s a large interdisciplinary meeting with substantial representation from sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, and other fields. It can thus be a great place to make connections, put together panels across disciplinary lines, and participate in interdisciplinary conversations. Second, since LSA traditionally accepts all paper and panel submissions, it provides a welcoming place for all scholars, especially graduate students who may find it difficult to get on the program at smaller conferences.  And third, we want to exchange ideas with scholars interested in legal history more than once a year.

How do I join?
Send an email with your contact information to any or all of us and we will make sure you are included.

Joanna Grisinger, Center for Legal Studies, Northwestern University
Kimberly Welch, Department of History, University of West Virginia
Logan Sawyer, University of Georgia Law School
Kathryn Schumaker, Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, University of Oklahoma
Catégories: Comparative Law News

NOTICE: new international Master between Italy (Roma Tre University) and France (EHESS/Paris 1) (Rome/Paris 2014-2016)

WHAT:  new international MASTER on Comparative Law (Droit et normativités comparées - Diritto e normatività comparate) between Italy (Roma Tre University) and France (EHESS/Paris 1)
WHERE: Italy: Roma Tre University, Law Department - France: Ehess, Cenj and University of Paris 1, Sorbonne
WHEN: 2014-2015 /2015-2016
The deadline is Tuesday, 15 July 2014
All information here:CENJ: http://cenj.ehess.fr/index.php?431Roma Tre University: http://master.giur.uniroma3.it/offerta-20142015/master-20142015-livello/diritto-normativita-comparate/ HESAM: http://www.hesam.eu/blog/2014/05/14/master-droit-et-normativites-comparees-parcours-de-specialisation-de-la-mention-etudes-politiques/
L’EHESS, l’Université Paris 1 et l’université de Roma Tre avec le soutien de heSam Université coopèrent pour créer un master international « Droit et normativités comparées ». L’objectif de cette nouvelle formation pédagogique est de faire dialoguer le droit avec d’autres sources de normativité, sans lui reconnaître la position hégémonique que les facultés juridiques revendiquent habituellement. Le présupposé de cette comparaison fructueuse entre normativités repose sur la conviction que chaque savoir ne peut pas renoncer à son propre patrimoine technique : le droit, l’économie, la religion, la science, la technologie, tout comme la sociologie, l’anthropologie et la philosophie élaborent leurs propres critères réglementaires et c’est sur ce terrain que le droit doit penser sa propre façon de construire le fait social. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous préférons parler de normativités, car chaque société développe ses propres besoins normatifs en s’appuyant à la fois sur l’outillage technique et formalisé du droit et sur les capacités et les instruments de régulation élaborés au sein des différents contextes sociaux et culturels. Aujourd’hui force est de constater que, loin d’être une discipline étrangère, le droit est désormais intimement lié aux sciences sociales. II paraît ainsi nécessaire de combler une lacune objective de l’offre pédagogique dans ce domaine. L’objectif étant d’assurer une formation complète sur quatre semestres (M1 et M2), pendant la première année (M1) les étudiants suivront les cours et les séminaires à Rome, alors que la seconde année (M2) ils séjourneront à Paris. Suite à ce programme de mobilité les compétences ainsi acquises peuvent être utilisées prioritairement dans le monde de la recherche mais aussi dans des contextes professionnels (secteur privé, ONG, institutions nationales et internationales). 
Pour résumer, ce master « Droit et normativités comparées » se propose les buts suivants :► familiariser une classe de jeunes étudiants provenant du droit et des sciences humaines et sociales avec les différences épistémologiques fondamentales entre ces regroupements disciplinaires ;► introduire les étudiants aux enjeux contemporains et historiques qui caractérisent la vie du droit dans son rapport avec les sciences humaines et sociales ;► donner aux étudiants une formation intellectuelle spécialisée qui les rende capables de déployer – à une échelle éventuellement internationale – une connaissance critique des normativités qui stratifient la vie sociale ;► fournir aux étudiants de formation non juridique la possibilité d’élargir leurs connaissances par l’acquisition de compétences dans le domaine des normativités juridiques et, réciproquement, fournir aux étudiants juristes, en fin de leur cursus technique, une meilleure maîtrise des normativités non juridiques, en tenant compte des différentes cultures qui composent le monde dit global.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Law and Responsibility

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-06-23 14:03
Yale Law School hosts the 4th Doctoral Scholarship Conference on Law and Responsibility, which will be held on November 14-15, 2014.

The conference aims to provide doctoral students and recent graduates with a forum to present, share and discuss their work beyond conventional academic boundaries. It seeks to promote quality research and to facilitate discussion across diverse subject areas and methodological approaches, with a view towards fostering a community of aspiring legal scholars.

The conference is open to current doctoral candidates, in law or law-related disciplines, and those who graduated during the previous academic year (2013-2014). Submissions engaging any area of law are welcomed.

Papers will be selected based on quality and their capacity to provoke fruitful debate with other submissions. Selection will be informed - but not strictly bound - by fidelity to the theme.

Abstracts of 300-500 words (with your institutional affiliations) should be submitted to yls.doctoralconference@gmail.com by August 1st, 2014.

Selected applicants will be informed of acceptance in late August, and presenters will be asked to submit their papers of up to 10,000 words in length by October 10, 2014.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ninth Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-06-20 11:26
Ninth Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association Call for Papers “Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law” Hong Kong, 15-16 November 2014 
The 9th Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association
(欧洲中国法研究协会 www.ecls.eu) will be held at the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University
of Hong Kong. The conference will bring together Western and Chinese scholars, professionals,
policy makers, and the like, to reflect on and advance the broader themes of law-making, law
enforcement, and access to law in China from a variety of perspectives.

For further information, please click here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE:Process and Substance in Public Law

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-06-20 11:18
The Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge will hold a major international conference—the first, it is hoped, of a series of conferences that will become the pre-eminent forum for the discussion of public law related matters in the common law world. 
Following an outstanding response to the call for papers, the conference convenors have put together a programme that will bring together around 60 speakers—along with approximately 100 other participants—from across the common law world.

Please see http://www.publiclawconference.law.cam.ac.uk/ for the website including the full programme and registration details.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SUMMER SCHOOL: Middlesex University School of Law

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-06-20 11:13
One-week professional course analysing the impact of international and national politics on human rights mechanisms: ‘Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK’
Hendon Campus, London - 30 June to 4 July 2014.
The five-day courses, led by 10 renowned human rights experts
Places are limited. A detailed programme, full list of speakers and information about how to register for the course can be found at::
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR:Transnational judicial conversations

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-06-20 11:12
The annual seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law  University of Nottingham
9 September 2014 (9.30-12.30)
Please see http://gallery.mailchimp.com/47624183ad52dd8428c97d3f6/files/b838c5cf-4e4d-4e53-86df-a6f966efe641.pdf for details of the programme. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
Catégories: Comparative Law News